July is drawing to a close and, in many places, that means it’s time to get ready to start school again come the beginning of August. A handful of places still wait until after Labor Day in September but most places kick off in August. Which means, of course, that there isn’t much time left to get all of the school supplies on your child’s back to school list provided by his teacher. And, beyond that, every parent with school-age children knows that there are plenty of things the child will need that aren’t mentioned on the list — especially for those “children” who are getting ready to head off to university.
For now, we’ll stick with primary and secondary school children, though. Stay tuned for our college student edition which will be coming very soon.
2) Laptops – Most families are loathe to buy multiple desktop computer units since they’re fairly expensive and can be difficult to carry around. However, for many high school students, access to a computer is a necessity to complete assignments. To ensure that there’s no fighting over who’s turn it is on the computer, consider giving your high school aged child a laptop.
3) Back-up storage facilities – I’m not talking on an enterprise or state level here but it would be wise to have a few external disk drives around to store regular backups of the computer’s file system and files in case something happens to the computer. In addition, a few thumb USB sticks can make carrying papers back and forth for study sessions a breeze!
4) Printers – If your child already has a computer coming their way, then chances are that they will need a printer they can use to print out their papers and assignments.
5) Watch – Though not as common as they used to be in this smartphone era, a good watch can not only help keep track of the time but also help know when it’s time for friends to go home.
6) Digital Voice Recorder – Though it’s been proven that writing something down makes it easier to remember, there are still plenty of teachers who either have such a deed droning in their tone that passing out is less of an option and more of a “how to deal with this class or who speak so quickly and cover so much ground that the only way to ensure you don’t miss a word is to invest in a digital voice recorder.
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